Cruise Control 5.2

THE CRUISE CONTROL 5.2

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CRUISE CONTROL 5.2

The Cruise Control 5.2 was driven by customer demand for a strong, yet a proven style fishing boat offering a true balance of beauty, hardcore fishability, weather protection, performance and comfort in an exciting offshore trailerable boating package. Featuring a 20-degree deadrise for stability combined with her deep entry, the Cruise Control 5.2 delivers a smooth ride ride through all types of seas, creating a whole new realm of possibilities for weekend adventures. 

For the arrangement plan, the question most asked was;
"Could we please include a private area in regards to the toilet arrangement, not only for guests but more importantly... the opposite sex". So in this regard, we made this one of our top priority's with this design, using real walls and not flapping curtains to the outside world. Also, with her comfortable helm station & deck, rear-facing cockpit seating, cabin with private amenities and spacious multi-function storage compartments, the Cruise Control 5.2 has every amenity an active family could need. Sporting a wide array of hardcore fishing features and the strength and safety for offshore offshore capability, the Cruise Control 5.2 is a perfect combination of fishability and and most of all....family fun.

SPECIFICATIONS:

- LOA ……17ft -1" (5.2m)
- BEAM ………7ft - 9in (2.3 m) overall
- DRAFT/ hull only ………13″ (330 mm) @ DWL
- Deadrise at transom ...… 20 degrees
- FUEL CAPACITY ....... 52.8 USG (200 Litres)
Horsepower… 140-150 Hp (max)
Outboard leg length.... 25"
- LEVEL flotation (built as per the plans)
- APPROX DRY TRAILER WEIGHT including a 140 hp motor…..1276 lbs (579 kg )
depending on materials and outboard options* ( This includes a full tank of fuel)

- Construction …. Strip Plank Composite Construction
- Safety standards in compliance with the ABYC standard

CRUISE CONTROL 5.2 FEATURES

 CRUISE CONTROL 5.2 FEATURES

Just some of the features the Cruise Control 5.2 includes:

  • Sleek yet simple and functional lines
  • 20 º variable hull design offering a smooth ride in offshore or rough/white water conditions.
  • All round visibility when sitting or standing
  • Large cabin with heaps of headroom
  • Easy access to the front of the boat
  • Side pockets for all your gear plus more
  • Loads of underfloor storage compartments
  • Loads of fishing room in the rear cockpit
  • Large 200+ litre underfloor fuel tank
  • Toilet facilities within the cabin
  • LEVEL flotation for compliance (we comply to the ABYC standards)
  • Engineered to "Class" or Commercial shipping standards for those offroad or offshore fishing adventures.
  • Easily handled by 1 person when trailering

 CRUISE CONTROL 5.2 CONSTRUCTION

CRUISE CONTROL 5.2 CONSTRUCTION

Just about anybody can build a boat using the Bowdidge Marine Design Strip Plank Composite system. This method eliminates many members that ordinarily require fitting, fairing, and beveling. Thus, it's ideal for beginners. A jigsaw and drill are about the only power tools required. The resulting boat is incredibly light weight, strong, and durable.

This quick and easy boat building method consists of laying the planks onto the temporary frames, allowing the planks to "find their own way" from bow to stern. We also use tile spacers to provide the gaps between the planks to push the glue through at a later stage. Once the planks are fixed into position, we can then begin gluing the planking into place. By doing things this way, we're not under pressure to plank up fast due to the glue going off, but working at our own pace. It also means that the planks themselves are not tortured into position, using clamps or whatever to hold down, but the planks "naturally" want to lay down as they ar laying naturally of finding their own path. Its that easy.

Build method in summary:

  • Build the strongback
  • Cut temporary frames and transom and assemble onto the strongback
  • Begin strip planking the hull (dry)
  • Fill the gaps between the planks with glue and  then glass the hull
  • Bog, fair ready for painting
  • Roll hull over
  • Glass the interior
  • fit fuel tank 
  • Install buoyancy foam for compliance to meet LEVEL flotation
  • Fit and glass the sole down
  • Construct the cabin
  • Fit the interior cabin furniture etc
  • Install side decks and other optional fittings
  • Paint the hull
  • Launch day

MATERIALS LIST FOR THE CRUISE CONTROL 5.2

The following list of materials is approximate and intended for calculation of approximate costs. We offer no guarantees of accuracy.
The list is for all plywood in the construction of the hull, deck and interior. Allowance has been made in the quantities for about 10% wastage.
Resin and glass quantities are only approximate.

CHIPBOARD OR MDF (For the temporary frames)
8 x 4 ft sheets (2.44 x 1.22m) 19mm (3/4") - 8 Sheets

WESTERN RED CEDAR, PAULOWNIA OR SIMILAR TIMBER.
30mm x 12mm - 24 sq.metres/ (1-5/8 “ x 1/2 “ - 259 sq.ft)

MARINE BS 1088 OR AB GRADE PLYWOOD (Density no less than 600 kg/m^3 or 37.5 lbs/ft^3)
6mm (1/4") - 3 Sheets
9mm (3/8") - 6 Sheets
12mm (1/2”) – 7 sheets
19mm (3/4”) – 2 sheets

RESIN AND GLASS (For coatings and reinforced areas)
Epoxy Resin & Hardener - 125 kg (33 US gal)
400-450gm (12oz) Double Bias (not Biaxial) - 110 m ( 132 yards)
5 kg (11 lbs) glue powder (Cabosil) (Cheaper to buy a 10 kg box, than by the kg)
5kg (11 lbs) Q-cells (fairing Powder) (Cheaper to buy a 10 kg box, than by the kg)

The materials list above covers all the supplies for the boat as designed.
Usage of materials may vary due to several factors. For example, experienced builders will use less resin.
Our resin calculations are based on a 50% glass content.
Options, customization and variations within your build will also effect the bill of materials and outcome.

PLEASE NOTE:
This boat CANNOT be built from foam core materials or aluminium.

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CRUISE CONTROL 5.2 LAUNCHING'S & ADVENTURE'S

CRUISE CONTROL 5.2

The Cruise Control 5.2 was driven by customer demand for a strong, yet a proven style fishing boat offering a true balance of beauty, hardcore fishability, weather protection, performance and comfort in an exciting offshore trailerable boating package. Featuring a 20-degree deadrise for stability combined with her deep entry, the Cruise Control 5.2 delivers a smooth ride ride through all types of seas, creating a whole new realm of possibilities for weekend adventures. 

For the arrangement plan, the question most asked was;
"Could we please include a private area in regards to the toilet arrangement, not only for guests but more importantly... the opposite sex". So in this regard, we made this one of our top priority's with this design, using real walls and not flapping curtains to the outside world. Also, with her comfortable helm station & deck, rear-facing cockpit seating, cabin with private amenities and spacious multi-function storage compartments, the Cruise Control 5.2 has every amenity an active family could need. Sporting a wide array of hardcore fishing features and the strength and safety for offshore offshore capability, the Cruise Control 5.2 is a perfect combination of fishability and and most of all....family fun.

CRUISE CONTROL 5.2 PLANS

COMPLETE BOAT PLANS & FULL SIZE FRAME PATTERNS ...

Delivered by PDF with many extra drawings and photos. The plans have all the information you need to build your own boat. Each plan contains all the construction drawings for plywood composite construction, plus bonus drawings. Plus you will receive a DETAIL FOLIO showing how to make many of your own boat fittings, lists of materials and equipment, all technical information, numerous construction drawings, photo's and written building instructions, examples of the compliance info for the Australian Builders Plate/ European/ and US are all included. You can view & print the drawings in full or in sections. BUILDING PHOTOS are included in the plan package.
.... PLUS you can also subscribe for membership as an "INSIDER"  to our Boatbuilding forum and ... become a part of BMD's boat building club !!

 Cruise Control 5.2 Plans Price.
AU $522

Cruise Control 5.2

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Australia. Qld
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